New Delhi: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday urged all stakeholders, including the private sector, to come forward and supplement the government’s work in the field of adult education and skills training. Stressing the need to make every adult literate, he also highlighted the need to focus on digital literacy and financial literacy among the masses.
Addressing the gathering after presenting the prestigious Nehru and Tagore Literacy Awards in New Delhi today, the Vice President said that it was disappointing that despite making great progress in various fields like IT and digitization, India still has the largest number of illiterate persons in the world. Calling for urgent steps to address this challenge, he said, the literacy drive should become a people’s movement. He said, every educated youth in villages and colonies should come forward and teach at least one person from their localities or communities. He termed it as their PSR – Personal Social Responsibility. He added that ‘Each one-teach one’ should not merely remain a slogan, rather it should become a motivating force for the youth.